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Luke 2

NRS 1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. NIV 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. NRS 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. NIV 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) NRS 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. NIV 3 And everyone went to his own town to register. NRS 4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. NIV 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. NRS 5 He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. NIV 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. NRS 6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. NIV 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, NRS 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. NIV 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. NRS 8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. NIV 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. NRS 9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. NIV 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. NRS 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: NIV 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. NRS 11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. NIV 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. NRS 12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger." NIV 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." NRS 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, NIV 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, NRS 14 "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!" NIV 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." NRS 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us." NIV 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." NRS 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. NIV 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. NRS 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; NIV 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, NRS 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. NIV 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. NRS 19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. NIV 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. NRS 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. NIV 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. NRS 21 After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. NIV 21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived. NRS 22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord NIV 22 When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord NRS 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord"), NIV 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord" ), NRS 24 and they offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, "a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons." NIV 24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: "a pair of doves or two young pigeons." NRS 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. NIV 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. NRS 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Messiah. NIV 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ. NRS 27 Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, NIV 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, NRS 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying, NIV 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: NRS 29 "Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; NIV 29 "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. NRS 30 for my eyes have seen your salvation, NIV 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, NRS 31 which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, NIV 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people, NRS 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel." NIV 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel." NRS 33 And the child's father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. NIV 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him. NRS 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, "This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed NIV 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: "This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, NRS 35 so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too." NIV 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too." NRS 36 There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, NIV 36 There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, NRS 37 then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped there with fasting and prayer night and day. NIV 37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. NRS 38 At that moment she came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem. NIV 38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem. NRS 39 When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. NIV 39 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. NRS 40 The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him. NIV 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. NRS 41 Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. NIV 41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. NRS 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. NIV 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. NRS 43 When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. NIV 43 After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. NRS 44 Assuming that he was in the group of travelers, they went a day's journey. Then they started to look for him among their relatives and friends. NIV 44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. NRS 45 When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for him. NIV 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. NRS 46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. NIV 46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. NRS 47 And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. NIV 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. NRS 48 When his parents saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, "Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety." NIV 48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you." NRS 49 He said to them, "Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" NIV 49 "Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" NRS 50 But they did not understand what he said to them. NIV 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them. NRS 51 Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart. NIV 51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. NRS 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor. NIV 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.